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Woodstove Cooking Demonstration: Visit Pennypacker Mills Saturday, Jan. 12, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to see traditional American foods cooked on a wood stove. Two cooks will simmer and bake foods that are reminiscent of those found in many homes in the early 1900s. This free cooking demonstration will be held in the Classroom Building, up the hill from the Pennypacker mansion, 5 Haldeman Road, Schwenksville. If the weather is inclement, the snow date is Saturday, Jan. 19, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call 610-287-9349 or visit montcopa.org/pennypackermills.
Adoption Information Session:
Diakon Adoption & Foster Care will present a free informational session on adoption and child and youth foster care Jan. 15 at 6 p.m. at Manatawny Manor, 30 Old Schuylkill Road, Pottstown. Diakon staff will explain
foster parenting, as well as the processes involved in adopting or fostering-to-adopt a child or youth. People interested in attending are asked to call 610682-1504 to register.
Women’s Cap Workshop:
Pottsgrove Manor will offer a women’s cap workshop Saturday, Jan. 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Workshop participants will create their own cap by using only hand-sewing skills to construct their new headgear. Historic interpreter Deborah Peterson will lead this workshop where participants will also hear a brief lecture on the fashion of caps. Participants will be able to try on several styles of caps before choosing the style that best suits them. If participants do not finish their cap at the end of the workshop, they will have the instructions, materials and know-how to complete the final steps at home. Space is limited. Materials fee is $45 per person. This workshop is for ages 10 and older. Some sewing experience is recommended, but all levels are welcome to register for this workshop. Registration information is available at montcopa.org/pottsgrovemanor, and registration forms with payment (cash, check or money order accepted) must be sent by Jan. 12. Participants are asked to bring a bagged lunch. Pottsgrove Manor is located at 100 W. King St., Pottstown.
Pottstown Area Garden Club: meets on the first Friday of each month at St. James Lutheran Church, 1101 E. High St., Pottstown at 11:30 a.m. The club is open to anyone interested in all aspects of gardening, including opportunities for further education in horticulture, floral and landscape design, garden study and flower show schools.
PMMC Offering Free Child
Care Safety Check: Pottstown Memorial Medical Center is offering free car seat safety checks on the third Friday of every month from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Goodwill Ambulance Company, 714 E. High St., Pottstown. Child Certified Passenger Safety Technicians and trained volunteers will check child car seats for: recalls and damage; best fit for weight, height, and age; and will teach installation techniques. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, please call: 610327-7145.
Celebrate Recovery: The newest ministry at Hopewell Community Church, 1130 Commerce Drive, Pottstown, will “Celebrate Recovery” through meetings every Wednesday at 7 p.m. Celebrate Recovery deals with Hurts, Hang Ups, and yes Habits. It is a twelve step program, unlike other programs we know who our “higher power” is, the one and only God and it is biblically based. We will honor Jesus and Praise Him. All of the studies will emphasize forgiveness and salvation. The “Eight Principles” are based on the Beatitudes for the purpose of leading all who attend on the path toward recovery. Contact Sheldon Rosenberg or call 610-326-8450.
Celebrate Recovery: Biblically based recovery program supports people who struggle with hurts, habits, and hang-ups. Meets every Thursday at 7 p.m. in Room 205⁄207 at New Hanover United Methodist Church, 2211 Swamp Pike, Gilbertsville. For more information on this confidential and anonymous support group, call 610-323-2353 or visit www.newhanoverumc.org.
The Monday Morning Miracle Al-Anon Family Group: meets every Monday at 11 a.m. at the Trinity Reformed United Church of Christ located at 60 N. Hanover St., Pottstown, PA. Please park in the rear of the church. We meet in the Choir Room. It is an open meeting and one hour long.
Pottsgrove Recreation Board:
Monday/Thursday: Table Tennis, Pottsgrove High School cafeteria,
7 p.m.; Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: Women’s Exercise, Pottsgrove High School cafeteria, 6 p.m. For more information on any of these activities, please visit the website at www.pottsgroverec.com.
Quiltmakers of Boyertown:
The group extends a standing invitation to their monthly meetings, held at Good Shepherd U.C.C., 35 W. Philadelphia Ave., Boyertown, at 7 p.m. on the last Wednesday of the month.
Prayer Time: Hope UMC, 117 North Monocacy Creek Road in Douglassville, last Friday of month 7 to 8 p.m. Open invitation for anyone. For information call 610-385-7141 or email ad[email protected] hopechurchamity.org.
Moms Club of Pottsgrove/
Pottstown: Meeting every third Wednesday 9:30 a.m. at St. James Church, off High St. in Pottstown. The MOMS Club of Pottsgrove/Pottstown welcomes all stay-at-home moms and their children from the area. A national support group, chapter offers playgroups, activities, Mom’s Night Out, scrapbook and book clubs and many other opportunities to get moms and children out to meet and play with others. Contact Naurae at nau[email protected]mail.com or 801376-2009.
Celebrate Recovery: Meeting
at Freedom Fellowship, 239 Main Street, East Greenville (in rear, lower level), each Friday at 7 p.m. Need help with your hurts, hangups and habits? Let us help. 12-step faith-based recovery program. Call Pastor Cindy for more info or just c’mon over! Call 610-698-4756.
Alzheimer’s Association Support Group: The Alzheimer’s Association’s Monthly Support Group meets the third Thursdays at Chestnut Knoll Assisted Living, 120 W. 5th Street in Boyertown from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Meet and share with other caregivers experiencing similar issues. We do offer free respite care in a secured area for loved ones during the meeting. To ask questions or arrange for the respite care call 610-473-8066.
Used Book Sale: Labyrinth Used Books and Gifts, First United Methodist Church, 414 High St., Pottstown. Selection of secular and religious books available for bargain prices. Many popular authors are available. There are also self help, reference and travel books, cookbooks, and children’s books. Small gift items also available at low price. Friday, noon to 4 p.m. and Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The first Saturday of month is bag sale.
Open Beading Night: Free
at Buttercup Beads from 6 to 8:30 p.m. once a month. Bring a project you’re working on or start a new one in company of other Beaders at our monthly bead soirée. Byob, snacks to share. Call to save seat. Check website calendar for dates. Ages 16 and up. We hold jewelry making classes, kids and adult jewelry making parties, finished artisan jewelry, variety of beads. www. buttercupbeads.com. Buttercup Beads 1123 Pawlings Road, Audubon 484-524-8231. Moms Club Of New Hanover Township: Group of “Moms Offering Moms Support” for mothers at home (at least part time) raising their children. Monthly business meeting on second Fridays at 9:30 a.m. at a local church. Visitors including moms and their children always welcome. If you are interested in membership or attending
meeting, e-mail mom[email protected]hoo.com. Visit www. momsclubofnht.webs.com.
Meatout Vegetarian/Vegan Support And Outreach: Contact Veronica or Georgia Smith at [email protected] or 610-9704539. Perkiomen Valley Library At Schwenksville Monthly Book Discussion: fourth Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at the corner of Second and Church streets in Schwenksville. Light refreshments and conversation. Read the book prior to discussion. Free and open to public. Registration requested. Call 610-287-8360.
Berks Visiting Nurse Association Wellness Events
Travel Immunizations (by appointment only): For those traveling to other countries, Berks VNA has travel immunizations available at its Wyomissing location at 1170 Berkshire Boulevard by appointment only between the hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information or to schedule an appointment,
please call 610-378-0481.
Free Child Immunization Clinics: Visiting Nurse Association of Pottstown & Vicinity will hold free childhood immunization clinics each month for uninsured and under-insured children (ages 0-18 years). By appointment only, the childhood immunization clinics are held at the VNAP facility located at 1963 East High Street, Pottstown. For more information or an immunization schedule, please call 610-378-0481 or visit www.vnapottstown.org.
Perkiomen Valley Library
Library Info: 290 Second St., Schwenksville. Call 610-2878360 for registration and information.
Yoga: Mondays at 7:30 p.m. Teens and adults. Drop-in for $5 per session. Join Adjoa AmoahAggrey, RYT/Carmen Molina, RYT, for all levels of yoga. Bring a mat and wear comfortable clothing. Beginners welcome. Email questions to [email protected] gmail.com.